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Gloucester County Assessors Office To Move to Clayton Phase I of the Regionalized Assessors Pilot Program to get Underway

(Clayton, NJ) - As of January 20, 2010 the Gloucester County Regional Assessors Office will be located at the Gloucester County Government Services Building, 1200 N. Delsea Drive in Clayton. The phone number will change to 856-307-6445.

Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney said that by moving the Assessors Office from its current location in Clarksboro to the County;s Building in Clatyon places the office in the center of the county and will provide them with the technical support they will require.

"The County;s Engineering Department, Planning Department and Information Technology offices are located in Clayton and will provide the necessary support the Assessors Office needs as they launch the regionalized program," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. Sweeney said it is estimated that the County;s Regionalized Pilot Assessing program is estimated to save taxpayers $1.5 million annually.

Sweeney said that the Freeholders plan to begin Phase I of the Countywide Tax Assessing program at the January 20, 2010 Freeholder Meeting by entering into a cooperative agreement to become the Assessor for South Harrison, West Deptford, Washington Township, Glassboro, Swedesboro and National Park.

Sweeney said, "This gets the ball rolling so we can begin the revaluation process for these towns this year."

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the Assessors Office, said that the goal of a county-wide Assessors Office is to eliminate the need for costly revaluations to be done town by town and to create a fair assessment system that maintains a high equalization ratio, staying as near to "true value" as possible by reassessing every town on a three year schedule.
"Over the course of the next three years all of the 24 municipalities will be phased into the County Assessor;s Office," said DiMarco. "The first six towns in the program were all facing revaluations this year, so it makes sense to do them first," Freeholder DiMarco stated.

By the end of 2010 the County will have phased in ten of its; 24 municipalities into the program. Monroe, Elk, Wenonah, Newfield and Harrison, all towns with recent revaluations will come into the county;s program in the spring.